Lincoln tops BAFTA nominations

Lincoln leads the way with ten nominations at the 2013 EE British Academy Film Awards.
The period drama starring Daniel Day-Lewis received nods for Best Film, Adapted Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair. Daniel is also in the running for a Leading Actor prize, while his co-stars Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field have been recognised in the Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress categories.
Les Misérables and Life of Pi follow closely behind with nine nominations each. Life of Pi scored nods for accolades including Original Music, Production Design, Special Visual Effects and Director for Ang Lee.
Also in the running for the Director prize are Ben Affleck for Argo, Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained, Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty and Michael Haneke for Amour.
Both Les Misérables and Life of Pi will compete against Lincoln for the Best Film Prize, with Argo, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty completing the line-up.
Les Misérables star Hugh Jackman is up for Leading Actor and faces stiff competition from Daniel, Ben Affleck for Argo, Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook and Joaquin Phoenix for The Master.
Hugh’s co-star Anne Hathaway is in the running for Supporting Actress, along with stars including Amy Adams for her performance in The Master and Helen Hunt for The Sessions.
Leading Actress will be contested by Dame Helen Mirren for Hitchcock, Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty, Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook, Marion Cotillard for Rust and Bone and Emmanuelle Riva for Amour.
Argo has seven nominations in total, Zero Dark Thirty has five, while Silver Linings Playbook and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey both scored three.
The latest James Bond movie Skyfall also performed well, securing eight nominations, with Javier Bardem in the running for Supporting Actor.
The nominees for the EE Rising Star Award, which were announced earlier this week, are Elizabeth Olsen, Andrea Riseborough, Suraj Sharma, Juno Temple and Alicia Vikander.
The EE British Academy Film Awards will be hosted by Stephen Fry and take place on February 10 at the Royal Opera House in London.

2013 EE British Academy Film Awards main nominations:

Best film:
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

Best director:
Michael Haneke – Amour
Ben Affleck – Argo
Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained
Ang Lee – Life of Pi
Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty

Best actor:
Ben Affleck – Argo
Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
Hugh Jackman – Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix – The Master

Best actress:
Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
Helen Mirren – Hitchcock
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard – Rust And Bone

Best Outstanding British Film:
Anna Karenina
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Misérables
Seven Psychopaths

Best supporting actor:
Alan Arkin – Argo
Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained
Javier Bardem – Skyfall
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln

Best supporting actress:
Amy Adams – The Master
Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables
Helen Hunt – The Sessions
Judi Dench – Skyfall
Sally Field – Lincoln

Best original screenplay:
Amour – Michael Haneke
Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino
The Master – Paul Thomas Anderson
Moonrise Kingdom – Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty – Mark Boal

Best foreign language film:
Amour – Michael Haneke, Margaret Ménégoz
Headhunters – Morten Tyldum, Marianne Gray, Asle Vatn
The Hunt – Thomas Vinterberg, Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Morten Kaufmann
Rust And Bone – Jacques Audiard, Pascal Caucheteux
Untouchable – Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache, Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Yann Zenou, Laurent Zeitoun

Best animated feature film:
Here To Fall – Kris Kelly, Evelyn Mcgrath
I’m Fine Thanks – Eamonn O’neill
The Making Of Longbird – Will Anderson, Ainslie Henderson

Best original score:
Anna Karenina – Dario Marianelli
Argo – Alexandre Desplat
Life of Pi – Mychael Danna
Lincoln – John Williams
Skyfall – Thomas Newman

Rising Star Award (voted for by the public):
Elizabeth Olsen
Andrea Riseborough
Suraj Sharma
Juno Temple
Alicia Vikander
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Wednesday, 09. January 2013